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Diamond T 972 Dump Truck
Diamond T 972 Dump Truck
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


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SUMMARY
Highs: For those looking for this type of support vehicle it will surely be a welcomed addition.
Lows: Has more parts for just basic things like the chassis, than most modelers even at larger scales might be use to.
Verdict: For those who love 1/72 scale kits this will likely be well received.
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 72021
  Suggested Retail: $25
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  PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2014
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 81.13%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

There are too many parts to this kit. The cab alone (excluding the hood, grill, etc) is five pieces. I've wanted someone to make this kit for years but after looking at it in my local hobby shop the other day I chose to pass on it. It's too bad.
DEC 17, 2014 - 10:50 AM
@Brian: Can you clarify? When you say "too many parts" do you mean too many fiddly parts for a 1/72 kit? Or due to the IBG design, is it too complex to get an eventual accurate cab? SOme builders may welcome a more expansive parts breakdown if it means in the end, a more accurate model.
DEC 18, 2014 - 12:11 AM
Reminds me of the Old Matchbox (then Revell) M19 Diamond-T, more sprue & gate than kit, & I managed to build that! Mind you I had steadier hands & working eyes then. Need this in 1/35th please, but please IBG, lighten up the CAD instructions, they are too dark! , (I got 2 of the IBG Bedford's)
DEC 18, 2014 - 04:07 AM
Nice unbox review, Jim. Also very nice to see an unbox of a Braille kit!!! These IBG kits are a bit overengineered, IMHO. Then again, for those that crave parts intensive kits, it just the ticket. Cheers, Jan
DEC 18, 2014 - 08:13 AM
Well Jon it looks like you are going to get your wish for a Diamond T Dump in 1/35th. The Military Dump Truck is supposed to be on Mirror Models list of future variants for the Diamond T.
DEC 22, 2014 - 09:15 AM
Seems to be a standard issue with the IBG instructions. i have sent an email to their customer service and got a well readable pdf version from them (thanks Mr. Jarek Leoniec!), but still their paint instructions for the finished models seems to have a too dark setting in general But..... IBG supplies nice and affordable trucks!
DEC 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM
The Mirror Models introduction of the Diamond T dump truck in 1/35th might make it as soon as March 2015. Keep your fingers crossed!
FEB 05, 2015 - 10:44 AM
FEB 06, 2015 - 03:13 AM
Cropped photo by SD Photography - Sean Defen
FEB 08, 2015 - 03:46 AM
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